6 incredible XOP Whiskies by Douglas Laing, pt. 1 (Review Flight)

Xtra Old Particular by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Grain Scotch Whisky North British Littlemill Macallan Cask)

When picking a whisky, the mere age of the distillate is hardly ever the key criteria on which I base my decision. Having already enjoyed more than just a few NAS bottlings and youngsters of exceptional quality, I have learned that there are beautiful whiskies of all ages (more…)

Slyrs Bavarian Whisky Tasting at Christiansen’s (Event)

Slyrs Bavarian Single Malt Tasting at Christiansen's (Whisky Cask Strength Event Lantenhammer Bayern Brotzeit)

When Bavarian fruit brandy makers Lantenhammer decided to distill their first whisky in 1999, there was not really a market for such a product. Still, they deemed the experiment worth a try – after all, whisky was big in Scotland at that time (more…)

Signatory and Gordon & MacPhail Tasting at Koepenicker Whiskyfest (Event)

Signatory and Gordon MacPhail Tasting by Passion Whisky at Köpernicker Whiskyfest (Single Malt Cask Scotch Event Fair)

You might have realized that I am a big fan of independent bottlings. So when I visited Köpenicker Whiskyfest on the first weekend in September, I had to attend in the Signatory and Gordon & MacPhail tasting on Saturday evening. (more…)

Whisky & Chocolate Paring with Villa Konthor at Köpernicker Whiskyfest (Event)

Whisky and Chocolate Pairing with Villa Konthor at Köpenicker Whiskyfest (Single Malt Scotch Dram Food Deanston Bunnahabhain Tobermory Ledaig)

Each year on the first weekend of September, Berlin is not only the capital of Germany but also the most important destination for whisky enthusiasts in the whole country. Not only one but two whisky fairs take place in Berlin during that time. One of these, the Köpenicker Whiskyfest (more…)

New Limited Editions by Jura, Kilchoman and Glenfiddich (News)

New Limited Editions by Jura, Kilchoman and Glenfiddich (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Islay Speyside)

Recently, three popular Scotch whisky brands announced new limited editions, namely Jura, Kilchoman and Glenfiddich. While the first two have already revealed concrete details about their imminent special bottlings, the latter still leave us in the dark (more…)

Stauning Distillery Edition (Review)

Stauning Whisky Distillery Edition (Peated Danish Single Malt Rye Cask Strength Tasting Notes)

Inspired by a post I read on the pages of fellow whisky blogger Herr Lutz, my girlfriend and I fueled up our trusty lil’ Daihatsu on the first weekend in August and embarked on a 350 kilometer road trip up north to visit Stauning Distillery in Denmark. (more…)

Irish Diamonds 2005 Small Batch No. 03 by Alambic Classique (Review)

Irish Diamonds 2005 Small Batch No. 03 by Alambic Classique Collection (Single Malt Whiskey Ireland Wine Cask Tasting Notes)

“Gummi Bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere…” This is not only the chorus of an 80s TV show I loved to watch when I was a child, but it is also the first thing that came to my mind when I opened my bottle of this beautiful Irish Whiskey (more…)